Back in September, I got a Facebook ad for some company advertising “traveling for a year while working.” Cool, I said to myself, and moved on.
A week later, coming back to my life-long dream of traveling the world, and two glasses of wine in, I impulsively applied to Remote Year. (Pay a $50 application fee to a barely known company? Sure!)
Several weeks passed. I learned more about this organization, its founders, the itinerary, the details, etc. And then, I found out I got in. My first reaction was something along the lines of “aisdjfjnsvjndasuhwiufisdnfjdnf.” Then I called my boyfriend and unsuccessfully tried to sell him on the idea that I didn’t even want to do this anyway. Work will never let me, I said. I can’t leave my friends and family!
Of course, he quickly convinced me that I was acting crazy and talking myself out of my dream because I was afraid. (I know, he’s great.)
And so began my journey.
A couple of weeks of discussions at work and several months of logistics at home have turned into an amazing opportunity: spending the next year working for the ad tech company I’ve been with for the last 5+ years while traveling with seventy inspiring strangers and venturing to a different city every month.
Now, two weeks and two days out from leaving for Cordoba, Argentina, slightly anxious and very excited, I begin to share this journey with all of you.
Hope you’re ready for a fun ride.